Compilation of two films made by Betty Cook showing two air shows taking place at what was then Teesside International airport, now Durham Tees Valley airport, near Darlington, in August 1965 and RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire in September 1958. Both films feature various types of civilian and military aircraft performing aerobatics and low flybys.
An amateur film made by members of the Cleveland Cine Club about the River Tees, tracing the course of the river from Cauldron Snout falls in County Durham, downstream at High Force waterfall in Teesdale, and on to Middlesbrough and the launch from Smith's Dock of the semi-submersible oilrig Ocean Prince on the 25th July 1965. The film features views of the Tees Newport Bridge and Transporter Bridge.
An amateur film, possibly by Betty Cook, of an equestrian gymkhana event and award ceremony taking place at Marske-by-the-Sea in July 1965.
An amateur film made by members of the Cleveland Cine Club and shot at high speed showing a phantom car journey through the streets of Middlesbrough and roads of Teesside. Across the Newport Bridge and into Haverton Hill and Port Clarence towards ICI where the protagonist in the film is nearly late for work.
A home movie made by amateur filmmaker Betty Cook between 1964 and 1966 showing the development of a boy, Mark, from a baby through to being a toddler. The film shows various family members and friends, including Arthur Cook, husband of the filmmaker, posing with the baby at relative's home in Leeds.
A short pencil animation by Peter Whitaker of the Cleveland Cine Club in which a man seated at a desk uses fly spray to kill a fly that is sitting on his head and ends up killing himself.
An amateur film produced by Don Nesham of the Cleveland Cine Club and cut to The Beatles 'Twist & Shout' showing a woman in 60's dress dancing beside a wall intercut with various images from popular culture of that period.
A fiction film produced by members of the Cleveland Cine Club that uses both live action and animation to tell its tale. The film begins with a man driving at speed through the streets of Middlesbrough where he is stopped and booked by a policeman for careless driving. Arriving him he falls asleep and dreams of accidently running over his own daughter. The film ends with him waking and realising the error of his ways.
An amateur film made by members of the Cleveland Cine Club containing various examples of simple hand-drawn animation not included in the final version of their film Crash Course. The film also shows members hard at work in a small studio drawing and filming said animations.
An amateur film made by Betty Cook showing the building and opening of a Dunlop Company Ltd and India Tyres factory, possibly near Middlesbrough. The film shows the construction of both the factory units and office block, and the official opening on the 16th January 1969. A Nobles Transport articulated lorry delivers tyres to the factory and the film ends with a young boy, Martin Cook, coming out of the industrial unit pulling a fibreglass Dunlop green groundhog toy.
An amateur film made by members of the Cleveland Cine Club of a trip to the Farne Islands on the 29th June 1969. From the village of Seahouses the group travel by fishing boat, first to Inner Farne and then onto Staple Island. They visit St Cuthbert’s Chapel, but the majority of the film focuses on the wildlife and the many breeding sea birds and their chicks including terns, arctic terns, kittiwakes, European shag’s, puffins, cormorants and grey seals.
An amateur film made by Betty Cook of the Cleveland Cine Club of motor racing taking place at Croft Circuit near Dalton-on-Tees in North Yorkshire. The film features two races that include both Formula 3 and sports cars. The film also shows preparations before each race and action from the pit lanes.
A short experimental film made by amateur filmmaker Don Nesham of the Cleveland Cine Club in which a Slinky toy ( a precompressed helical spring) apparently dances to music.
An amateur film produced by members of the Cleveland Cine Club showing Middlesbrough celebrating the world of folk music and dance, with its own version of the Welsh Eisteddfod. The film begins with parades travelling through Middlesbrough made up of costumed musicians and dancers from around the world. At the Prissick School base the dance groups perform for the crowds and the Tyne Tees Television cameras.
A short amateur film by Betty Cook and Peter Whitaker of the Cleveland Cine Club that shows various close-up views of the hand and internal mechanisms of a wristwatch as it slowly clicks towards 12 o'clock.
Amateur filmmaker Betty Cook of the Cleveland Cine Club documents Paul Daniels, born Newton Edward Daniels from South Bank, Middlesbrough, perfoming alongside his then wife Jackie as well as another member of the Middlesbrough Circle of Magic a series of magic tricks.
An amateur film made by Betty Cook of the Cleveland Cine Club showing members of the Middlesbrough Circle of Magicians performing magic tricks for each others. One of the magicians featured is Paul Daniels, born Newton Edward Daniels in South Bank, Middlesbrough. The film also features a woman magician, his wife at the time, Jackie Daniels, working the act together with her husband and separately.
A film by Peter Whitaker of the Cleveland Cine Club showing three women riding around on Trojan Cars Classic BSA Aerial 3 scooters, possibly as part of a motoring event taking place near a modern housing development.
An amateur film made by Betty Cook of the Cleveland Cine Club of the RAC Scottish Irn Bru Rally of 1973 taking place around the town of Avimore in the Cairngorms, Scotland. The race features a number of international drivers including female driver Rosemary Smith. Roger Clark entered by ‘The Scotsman’ wins the race from Hannu Mikkola.
A short comedic animation produced by members of the Cleveland Cine Club about a love affair between a Swan match and a Pioneer match.
A film by Betty Cook of the Cleveland Cine Club showing a stock car or banger car race taking place at the Brands Hatch racing circuit near Swanley in Kent in 1973.
An amateur film by Betty Cook and Peter Whitaker from the Cleveland Cine Club of the British Grand Prix taking place at Brands Hatch motor racing circuit near Swanley in Kent on the 20th July 1974. The film also includes film of the practice sessions taken over the previous few days. As well as the racing taking place on the track, the film include views of the crowds enjoying themselves as well as many of the international drivers taking part including Maria Grazia "Lella" Lombardi, one of the first female Formula 1 drivers who debuted during this Grand Prix. The film also includes an audio interview with Graham Hill about his racing career.
An amateur film by Betty Cook of the Cleveland Cine Club showing activities taking place in the pit lane at Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire before a Formula 1 Grand Prix race, possibly 1975. The film doesn't come with any commentary but is played over a cover version of the Isaac Hayes hit 'Shaft'.
A home movie by Betty Cook of the Cleveland Cine Club of a family caravanning holiday in 1975. The primary focus of the trip was to attend the British Grand Prix taking place at the Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire on the 19th July and includes footage of James Hunt giving autographs to fans. As well as the Grand Prix the film also includes a visit the Donnington Collection, the world's largest museum of Grand Prix cars in Derbyshire and a visit to the canals and waterways near Stony Stratford in Buckinghamshire and Bourton on the Water in Gloucestershire.
A slightly risqué comic film by Betty Cook and Peter Whitaker of the Cleveland Cine Club played along to the song 'His Pop Up Doesn't Pop Up Anymore' about a man having problems with his…. Toaster.